On 10/14/2012 03:58 PM, Ben Finney wrote:> Zero Piraeus <sche...@gmail.com> writes:
>[...]The problem with this is that while there may sometimes be a
> What's needed, IMO, is a difficult balance: there needs to be calm,
> low-volume, but firm response to instances of hostile behaviour, making
> clear by demonstration – especially to the people only observing the
> discussion – that such hostility is unwanted and not to be tolerated in
> our community.
weak consensus, different people have different ideas about
what is "wrong". Thus when a member of this esteemed group
was recently attacked as racist, for punning another member's
name when responding somewhat heatedly, I, according to your
view, should have jumped in to point out unfair accusations
of racism are not only wrong, but hurt the cause of anti-racism
by devaluing such charges when they are legitimate.
No, what you propose will only reduce the signal to noise ratio
The old tried-and-true advise is still the best: don't feed the
Of course this does not apply when you are the one attacked (or
> To those who feel the need to “fight” the trolls: thank you for caringNo. Silence != acquiescence as a few minutes of thought will
> enough about the Python community to try to defend it. But I'm concerned
> that you tend to pour fuel on the flames yourself, and I hope you can
> work to avoid becoming the monster you fight.
>> And, yes, I know bringing it up could be construed as stoking the
> Agreed. Thanks again.
show. The fact that it is often repeated does not make it
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